Jacobs Clinic Leads Charge for Ghost Orchid Protection

A rare ghost orchid blooming in Big Cypress National Preserve Delicate, elusive, and visually striking, the ghost orchid lives deep within southwest Florida’s wetlands. A rare white flower with two delicate tendrils descending from its center, it draws photographers and nature enthusiasts to trek for hours through dense swampland just for a chance to see it. It’s also on the brink of extinction as habitat… » Read more

Stetson Law Hurricane Idalia Update

Classes and events are cancelled Thursday, August 31 and Friday, Sept. 1. The Office of the Associate Dean [email protected] will be providing class updates soon. The Gulfport and Tampa campuses will reopen tomorrow morning, Thursday, August 31.  Dorm residents may return tonight, Wednesday, August 30, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Office of Residential Housing [email protected] will be in touch. We are thinking of our community… » Read more

Professor Scully receives national award for mentorship

Law Professor Judith Scully The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust has chosen Law Professor Judith Scully as one of eight recipients of its prestigious Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. Each year, the award aims to honor a teacher or professor who has inspired former students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large” or established “on a lasting basis… » Read more

Highlights From Stetson Law’s Immersive Fall ‘23 Orientation

Director of Admissions Darren Kettles and Assistant Dean for Strategic Enrollment Karla O. Davis Jamison take a selfie in front of the incoming 2023 1Ls Reflecting a focus on professional development as well as the sense of community on campus, Stetson Law’s brand new orientation format introduced Fall 2023 1Ls to life in law school and beyond. The dynamic, four-day program invited students to immerse… » Read more

Double Hatter Takes Office as FL Bar Foundation President

Double Hatter Murray Silverstein B.A. 80, J.D. ’82 A Stetson “Double-Hatter” (someone who holds a B.A. from Stetson University and a J.D. from Stetson Law) now leads the Florida Bar Foundation, a nonprofit that fosters access to justice for those of limited means. Murray Silverstein B.A. ’80, J.D. ‘82, took office as president of the foundation on July 1, 2023, and will lead the organization… » Read more

Stetson Law Invites Local Teens to Build Advocacy Skills

The 2023 class of Stetson Law’s Youth Civic Engagement Program heard from alumni on life in the legal profession. It’s not often that a 17-year-old knows what kind of career they want to pursue. Grace Edmonds, on the other hand, knows what she wants to do. “I want to be a civil litigation attorney,” the rising Riverview High School senior said. “My mom wants me… » Read more

Inspired By Family: Spring ’23 Valedictorian Samuel Ciulla

Stetson Law Spring 2023 Valedictorian Samuel Ciulla When Santo “Sandy” Ciulla brought his family to Florida in the 1970s, he had little more than ten dollars in his pocket and the van that brought them to the Sunshine State. Through hard work and perseverance, he built a loving, supportive environment that encouraged his family to thrive. Though he passed away in 2015, his grandson, Samuel… » Read more

SLAA Awards Honor 7 in 2023

The winners of the 2023 Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association awards. To recognize individuals dedicated to the legal profession, the community, and the College of Law, the Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association (SLAA) held its annual awards ceremony in June of 2023. The event aims to honor alumni and others who have distinguished themselves in their work and service. Alumna Brittany Maxey-Fisher ’07 became president of the… » Read more

10 Questions for New Stetson Law Dean D. Benjamin Barros

Stetson Law Dean D. Benjamin Barros As he embarks on his new role as Dean of Stetson University College of Law, Dean D. Benjamin Barros brings a wealth of experience and success to the table. He joins the college of law from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he served as Dean. During his leadership, the institution saw great gains in bar passage,… » Read more

Stetson Law Welcomes 6 New Faculty for Fall ‘23

Ahead of the start of the Fall 2023 semester, six members have joined Stetson University College of Law’s dynamic faculty and visiting faculty. Though they come from a wide range of backgrounds, all share a love of teaching and a lengthy list of professional and scholarly achievements. From an award-winning environmental and legal writing scholar to a seasoned international business law expert, here are Stetson… » Read more

Alumna Anisha Patel Sworn in as FL Bar YLD Chair

Anisha Patel ’15 was sworn into office as ’23-’24 president of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division in June of 2023. At the Florida Bar Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Stetson Law Alumna Anisha Patel ’15 was sworn in as president of the Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. It’s the latest in a string of leadership roles and achievements for Patel, who will succeed… » Read more

Double Hatter Selected for Prestigious SCOTUS Fellowship

Viviana Vasiu B.A. ’15, J.D. ’18. A Stetson “Double Hatter” – that is, a graduate of both Stetson University and Stetson Law – is one of four individuals chosen for a prestigious U.S. Supreme Court fellowship. Viviana Vasiu B.A. ’15, J.D. ‘18, has been assigned to the United States Sentencing Commission, which sets sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts. Her yearlong term begins… » Read more